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PayPal App for Windows Phone now officially available in the Marketplace

WP Central Official PayPal App for Windows Phone now available

We reported a while back that Nokia were helping to bring PayPal to Windows Phone. Well for all those out there that have been waiting with bated breath, it’s finally with us.

We are still trying to confirm the availability in all regions but can confirm 100% that UK and USA are able to see and install the app--you don't need a Nokia phone either. Having installed the app its looking very nice indeed, sporting a smooth scrolling panoramic layout. For a version 1.0 release this is looking very good indeed.

Official Paypal app for Windows Phone

The app is free and signed off in the marketplace as coming from eBay Inc. So we’re certain of its authenticity, just a little surprised at the lack of hoopla for this important release.

WP Central Official PayPal App for Windows Phone now available

The features included are :


  • Whether you want to send a money gift or pay off a loan from a friend—sending money is easy and FREE(when using Bank or Balance as a funding source)


  • Check your balance, withdraw funds or view past transactions—anytime, anywhere


  • New “Local” feature where you can find local merchants who are using our PayPal Here™ service and pay them with PayPal.
  • Online or on-the-go, your financial information is always safe and secure with PayPal.

Another important piece to the puzzle fits into place with this app. For many users it's apps like these that are simply not replaceable. This is a clear case of Nokia helping to strengthen the eco system with this sort of developer initiative.

This is quite early on so some may not see the app through searching, if the app is unavailable in your region let us know in the comments.

Thanks to Mark Tepper for the tip! :)

Download link HERE

QR: PayPal



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blackprince says:

Not in Canada yet :(

yesjohn says:

Same in the Netherlands

dinchy87 says:

I see the app from this link but it states that is not available for now. I hope soon to get it because i use often paypal for oversea paying.

Sifilone says:

Just scan thew QR code, it will download directly on the phone... or at least it does in the UK ;-)

Yun Yuuzhan says:

Not in France too ! :(

stevethenerd says:

Many companies automatically assume USA includes Canada... excluding Microsoft :(

BazlovP says:

In Soviet Russia PayPal soft installs you... No luck for Russia either.

venetasoft says:

Nor for Italy :(...

procen says:

Great finally!

gtbuzz says:

Sweet. Nokia partnership is continuing to yield divdiends.
BTW - its "bated" breath, not "baited"... =)

lindortmnf says:

Not available in Italy atm.

PeterFnet says:

About time! Took me two attempts to download. Got marketplace error the first time.

inteller says:

damn Nokia didn't even take credit for helping bring this to WP yesterday, I think it is because they were so shook up at the shambles of their demo.

sholokov says:

First thing I did was disable location services. It lets merchants know who you are and that you are nearby. Why?

"It lets merchants know who you are and that you are nearby"

I think you have it's to let YOU know what Merchants are nearby as sometimes they offer

theefman says:

Where does it say it does this? All it seems to do is list nearby businesses and gives you the OPTION to use Paypal to pay there.

How do you assume it finds those local businesses?

Through Geolocation--the app asks you if it's okay.

The commentor above though is saying merchants can see YOU and where you live. That's bollocks.

Tahiti Bob says:

This is Nokia truly helping the ecosystem in the sense that the app comes to all devices, that's how it should be (even though I own a Lumia). That said eBay already had two apps on the marketplace ao maybe it was coming anyway.

erobillard says:

Not available in Canada.

jhoff80 says:

Ha, wow.  I just asked about this yesterday too.

vizagdude says:

NICE. This is really useful. Thanks for letting us know.

sicnus says:

WTF I don't have a NOKIA... Anyone know a PayPal service that works with HTC?!

WTF, it's not a Nokia exclusive. Read the post. ;-)

procen says:

LMAO! Good one Daniel!

deloa84 says:

Installed and working beautifully on my HTC Radar... C'MON MAN.

revxx14 says:

Now if only the Chase Bank app was available. I asked them about it a couple days ago via email and they acted as though they hadnt' even started on a Windows Phone app. It's been officially announced at a Microsoft event, no idea why they're being coi...maybe the person was just stupid. 

Dethzilla says:

PNC for that matter... if Chase makes an App I'm going to reopen an account with them.

deadwrong03 says:

U don't have to have a Nokia I have the HTC trophy and just downloaded this app

insi says:

not available in Germany :-/

iBrams says:

Not in México either :(

PrivateJoker says:

Yep, but it's available in german language - maybe it'll work tomorrow.

Blackwood504 says:

It's about time!

wpos8 says:


Munkeyphyst says:

Well, for those out there...

Having installed the app, it's looking very nice indeed...

coming from Ebay Inc., so we're certain of its...

Robert, I think your comma key is faulty.

wpos8 says:

I love updated bank of America take a picture of your check to deposit feature. Has anyone used it yet? I did and worked fine

wpos8 says:

Haha USA gets use it before Canada. Love it works.great

DrewLumia900 says:

Gloating is childish and likely one of the main reasons the rest of the world hates the US!

wpos8 says:

Don't be cry baby just because USA blew away Canada in the olympics hahaha also sad your Canada taxes are so fricken high. Shows u USA best. You understand Canadian bacon onk onk onk. :-D

wpos8 says:

Just used pp app so fricken nice. Don't worry.canada will have to wait. lol...

Not Available In Australia :(

Shantek says:

Yeah will be watching for Aus availability

Syolaar says:

Can't get it on Samsung Focus (originally Rogers, now unlocked on Bell) in Canada. Says "Not available on your device" and goes on to state it may be due to software update needed (latest OS running), may be excusive to another provider or not available in your region :(

DrewLumia900 says:

Please state in future which Countries the app is available in. As a Canadian, I could care less if an App is available in the United States. Just Sayin!

Munkeyphyst says:

The SECOND paragraph states confirmed in US and UK. Do you want a list of every country in the world, or can you not extrapolate that the specific mention of these two implies other countries may not have it yet?
Just sayin'


Trust me, if we had a magic list we could consult that told us where this app was available/not available, we WOULD tell you guys.

Why don't we tell you PayPal is not available in Canada? Why we have no writers from Canada to test for us. Not to mention what about the other 100+ countries? Shall we consult with them all before running a story?

I can see it now. Paypal comes out Sept 6th. On November 2nd, WPCentral will finally report it after verifying its worldwide availability...


snowmutt says:

You seem a little defensive, Drew.  Relax.... Canada is a great place... 
The app is coming.  If we all have waited this long, a little longer to let it reach every market won't hurt.

robert brand says:


We could love to but we didn’t get an official announcement on this one. We do the best we can and did say that we couldn’t confirm other regions. RB

blackprince says:

Its also why many people checked out on their phones to gather that information. The boys of WPCentral can't be everywhere.

walkingdead7 says:

Nice been waiting for an app from PayPal.

yarkiebrown says:

Very good, happy with this.
Also made me realise that the eBay app on marketplace is v1.18 and the pre installed one is only v1.13.

Main difference seems to be selling options, though still seems some way behind the IOS version unfortunately

greg2k says:

Official "not available in" comment:

SebLC says:

Any news on Canada availability?

Skelnik says:

Not available for the first generation Samsung Focus.
Also, it's requesting access to camera, location services, data services, phone identity (all these I can understand), but also music and video library, and contacts (why?).

andrew120 says:

I just installed on my Samsung Focus.
F'off Troll.
Can please a moderator delete the misleading message?

Aldoron says:

Its "country specific availability" He just hasn't tuned into that fact yet...

drg says:

Nada for Australia

Racerx1234 says:

Not in Canada yet. I suggest the mobile website as an alternate for now

CJ Thunder says:

Will we see their triangle supported?

snowmutt says:

Man I hope so.  WP desperately needs a service like that. 

CobaltDragon says:

Check out intuit go payment, it works on wp - but I agree will be nice to have Square or PP Triangle.

hyperlexis says:

Says who?  Intuit's website says Android or iPhone, nothing more.  Even Blackberry is no longer supported.  Where does it work on WP7???????

andrew120 says:

Works in Romania!

snowmutt says:

Despite my love for my Focus S, it is support like this that is pushing me to buy a Nokia instead of an ATIV.  We so need Nokia to reap the benefits of the ecosystem they are helping to build.  I really will give Nokia a chance to steal money away from Samsung this winter.

barry.weston says:

Ya no dice in Canada on my Focus.

nokia4life says:

I just download it from the marketplace located in the USA

Deejay Ron says:

I have a HTC radar 4g and just downloaded the app... Works great!

ousooner314 says:

Thank you Nokia!!

HD7_user says:

Not available in Czech Republic :/

bbennett40 says:

Yay! About time Paypal! It seems well done and visually appealing as well!!

jmshub says:

Kudos on a great app, and despite Nokia giving paypal the push to get the app out, it's not Nokia exclusive. Awesome!

dinod says:

Will it work with the NFC capabilities of WP8?

edjr07 says:

That would be awesome

edjr07 says:

Another one of my crucial apps that I needed. I love it. I hated using the website. Woohoo! Huzzahh!

ejlee072006 says:

Very nice APP!!!

not austria :-(

CRDeveloper says:

Available in Costa Rica, I liked the design!!!

Localhorst86 says:

Not available in Germany, but I don't really see how the app is usefull anyways. I use paypal a lot to pay, but what would I need an app for? I usualy never send money "directly" and if I do, the webshops usualy already direct me to a pre-filled form that I only need to login to paypal and click "buy" or "pay" or whatever. Am I missing something here? 

dinchy87 says:

Maybe like me. I use it to get paid for freelance jobs, and when the paying arrives i send in the work. So i dont have to wait or check every minute for it. I hope the has a notification system...

wetworker says:

It's not avaialable in the Canadaian MKP :(

Shanawaz Ali says:

Not available for New Zealand region yet.

Poi159 says:

Canada here. Still not available. :(

kidjenius says:

Still not in canada

phazer89 says:

Not available in Singapore either.

hyperlexis says:

No -- not happy.  Without the ability to use the new PayPal To Go card swiper, this is a poor effort at best.
I really, really want a card reader to bill clients and still my L9 has no options.  Not Square, not Intuit, not PayPal, nada.  Ughhh so frustrating.

chaudi says:

lol, are they joking?
Supported languages: Swedish
But it's not avaiable in sweden...
Wonder what geniuses did that.

skooal says:

Not available anywhere obviously... What a joke that is.

maxnaughty says:

Not available in New Zealand....

holmesr says:

Nice security. Going to have to start using my PIN to lock my device down or uninstall PayPal. I noticed right off, the app doesn't prompt you for your credentials after the initial login. I probably should be locking down anyway but it seemed like an extra step I didn't care to take each time I used my phone.

Yeah, I've been lazy by not locking down before now but I haven't had a reason like this to do so. I'm sure there will be others to disagree and to them, each to their own. Whatever works for you. We're not all equal in our needs.

ajua says:

Still not available in Mexico :(

Poul_Erik says:

Not in Denmark

synthman4 says:

Still not in Australia.  Can anyone advise me as to when or if it will be available here?

synthman4 says:

When will this be available on the Australian marketplace. I think we've waited long enough.

yeyixic says:

NOW avaliable from SPAIN!

Montpbm says:

I can't download either, USA